B.C. school teachers will strike March 5-7

a strike will occur starting Monday, March 5, 2012. This means that teachers will not be reporting for duty at our schools

  • Mar. 1, 2012 11:00 a.m.


March 1, 2012

Today, the British Columbia Teacher Federation advised that a strike will occur starting Monday, March 5, 2012.  This means that teachers will not be reporting for duty at our schools.  Based on the rules established by the BC Labour Relations Board this withdrawal of services is expected to run for 3 days next week, allowing school to resume Thursday, March 8, 2012.

During a strike schools will remain open but because teachers will not be in schools, we will be unable to provide students with instruction or normal/safe levels of supervision.

Therefore, in the event of a teacher strike:

Buses will not be running,

Children should be kept at home, and

Parents should plan for alternate care as needed.

It is the sincere hope of the Board of Education that this strike will be concluded quickly, and that normal school operations will resume as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we will do our utmost to keep you informed in a timely manner.

During the strike, further information will be provided through the local radio stations, the newspapers and the School District website. You will also be able to follow news of the strike on Twitter and Facebook; links will be available on our main web page  HYPERLINK “http://www.sd91.bc.ca” www.sd91.bc.ca.  We would also encourage you to listen to the radio and watch for further updates in the media.

Sincerely yours,

Charlene Seguin, Superintendent of Schools

School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes)

P.O. Box 129, Vanderhoof, B.C.  V0J 3A0

Telephone:  (250) 567-2284                    FAX:  (250) 567-4639


Just Posted

New plan to benefit B.C.’s arts communities announced

Vanderhoof arts scene may benefit from potential grants

Highlights and winners from the Binche Fishing Derby

The third annual event was a massive succes

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

Government of Canada announces new funding agreement with B.C.

Funding goes to finding and keeping good jobs for B.C. residents

Applications for high-speed internet in rural communities being accepted

According to a news release that was issued by the Ministry of… Continue reading

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Canadian soccer fans brace for World Cup final between France, Croatia

First ever final for the Croatians, while it’s France’s third, going into match as betting favourite

Most Read